In 5x5 Participatory Provocations, 25 young architects engage controversial issues in an imagined future, producing physical expressions or provocations. Each team responds to one of five prompts, contemplating the future of drone deliveries, the consequences of luxury high rises as financial investments, luxury tourism on the moon, the fictional development of NSA community branches, and the potential construction of an anti-immigration wall on the border between the US and Mexico.
Participating firms: Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Andrew Kovacs/Archive of Affinities, Anthony Titus Studio, Brillhart Architecture, Carl Lostritto, Club Club, David Emmons, Formlessfinder, Future Expansion, Gelpi Projects, is-office, JKurtz, KNE studio, Kyle May, Architect, Michael Abrahamson, Norden Design, Platform for Architecture + Research, Path + Price Studio, P.R.O., Sean Gaffney|Christina Nguyen, Snarkitecture, SOFTlab, SPACECUTTER, Studio Cadena, and Ultramoderne.
Curators: Julia van den Hout, founder, Original Copy; Kyle May, founding principal of Kyle May, Architect; Kevin Erickson, founding principal, KNE studio, and associate professor, The Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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